By MATTHEW BARAKATAssociated Press
McLEAN, Va. (AP) - The father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, frustrated by his inability to reach out directly to his son, on Tuesday wrote him an open letter, extolling him for "summoning the American people to confront the growing danger of tyranny."
By RAF CASERTAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union confirmed Tuesday that free-trade negotiations with the United States should kick off as planned next week, despite widespread concerns over the alleged eavesdropping of EU diplomats.
The Commission, the EU's executive branch that
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Several times every day, at airports across the country, passengers are trying to walk through security with loaded guns in their carry-on bags, purses or pockets, even in a boot. And, more than a decade after 9/11 raised consciousness about airline
By RAF CASERT and PABLO GORONDI
BRUSSELS (AP) - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban clashed Tuesday with his critics in the European Union's parliament over his government's perceived democratic failings.
On the eve of a vote on a critical report on the way his parliamentary majority
By RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The saga of Edward Snowden and the NSA makes one thing clear: The United States' central role in developing the Internet and hosting its most powerful players has made it the global leader in the surveillance game.
Other countries, from
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) - President Barack Obama had to kick the SOCCKET.
It looked like a soccer ball but has a hole for a charging cable. Obama took one and tossed it several feet in the air before upping the risk factor by letting the ball drop toward is
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian troops shelled a suburb of Damascus Tuesday, killing at least 11 people including women and children, as government forces forged ahead with offensives against rebel-held areas around the country, activists said.
With government push against the
By DAVID DISHNEAU and PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Prosecutors rested their case against Pfc. Bradley Manning on Tuesday after presenting evidence from 80 witnesses, trying to prove the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst let military secrets fall into the hands of al-
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - College students' interest rates are at the mercy of Congress.
The interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans doubled from 3.4 percent Monday and could stay doubled unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns
By HYUNG-JIN KIMAssociated Press
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) - North Korea's top diplomat said Tuesday that the U.S. must accept its offer for dialogue without preconditions if it wants to ease tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula. He drew a quick rebuttal from his South Korean